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Unit 5 - Preference for homeschooling over traditional...

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Preference for homeschooling over traditional schooling outline Introduction: Homeschooling is presently becoming an increasingly popular method of education throughout the United States. Many parents are making the decision to teach their children at home instead of taking the traditional approach to education. Thesis: Homeschooling is more effective than traditional schooling because it allows parents to design a particularized curriculum for their child/children, reduces the social pressures of the traditional school environment and provides the convenience of schedule flexibility for parent and child alike. I. Homeschooling gives parents the ability to design and teach lessons in accordance with their child’s abilities, learning style and/or special needs. A. The ability to target special needs and abilities increases the child’s learning potential and enhances their overall interest in the educational process. 1. “Research now indicates that the home is by far the best situation for most special children, so HSLDA highly recommends homeschooling any child with a learning disability or special need” (Wright, 2006). 2. Educators in traditional classroom settings are many times unable to appropriately teach children who possess various different learning styles. “A teacher will tend to choose curriculum that appeals to his own best way to learn because that’s what makes the most sense to him. If the children’s styles are different, the materials may not make as much sense to them” (Cannon, 2010).
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B. Parents who home school, are better able to identify their child/children’s style or styles of
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